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basis in either technology or economics, but on the other hand, i guess my standard isn't as high in the sense that when either a judge or a regulatory commission makes a generally pro-competitive decision, that's good news. because that's better than what they normally do. and so i believe that divestiture was an important event, one of many that have caused the american telecommunications system really to be the envy of the world. its performance is the best in the world and the reason it's most competitive. >> host: paul barbagallo. >> professor noll, you'd mentioned that there were some errors that judge green made. what were some of those errors? >> guest: well, the premise -- judge green believed something that at&t argued prior to at&t's change of heart to go along with the divestiture which was that the weak sister, the old bell system, was the local operate oing companies. and so in the divestiture there are, it's sort of silly at this time to go into the details because most of them are irrelevant today. but what he did, whenever there was a close call, the divestiture d
of that had no real basis in technology or economics. on the other hand, i guess my standard is not as high in the sense that when either a judge or regulatory commission makes a pro competitive decision, that is good news because that is better than what they normally do. so i believe the best pitcher was an important -- i believe divestiture was an important event, one of many because the american telecommunications system, to have its best performance in the world and the reason it is competitive. >> paul? >> professor noll, you mentioned there were some errors that judge greene made. what were some of those errors? >> the premise, judge greene believe something that at&t argued prior to their change of heart to go along with the the best pitcher, which was the weak sister of the old bell system was the local operating committees. so when the divestiture, it was silly at this time to go into the details because most are irrelevant today, but what he did, whenever there was a close call, the divestiture decision was something in favor of the local operating companies and against the inter
technology for these people, especially the young people, who um, are trying to find a way to build a better life. and broadband can be an enabler there. so from a philanthropic perspective, we've also been trying to direct some of our efforts that way as well. but postally from a pricing -- mostly from a pricing perspective, we're trying to make it as affordable as possible for these people to get broadband. >> cost is one deterrent. is lack of a computer, digital literacy, what are some of the other issues -- >> guest: that's absolutely an issue. access to computers for, um, young people in the home is a real issue. in some homes in urban, poor areas, they don't have the digital literacy that you thought about, -- that you talk about, and that's a broader issue. we've been working more on a state-by-state basis within windstream. the usta has been very involved with that, carrying on dialogue with the fcc on how we might help there, but we've got a lot of work to do there. >> host: paul gardner -- or jeff gardner, when it comes to mobile broadband, is that included in the access america pl
, but fundamentally, it's an empowering technology for these people, especially the young people who are trying to find a way to build a life, and broadband is an enabler there. from a philanthropic perspective, we are directing efforts that way as well, but mostly, from a pricing perspective, we're trying to make it as affordable as possible for these people to get broadband. >> now, cost is one deterrent. is the lack of a computer, digital literacy, what are the other issues? >> guest: i think that's absolutely an issue. access to computers for young people in the home is a real issue. in some homes, in urban poor areas, they don't -- they don't have the digital literacy you talked about, and that's a broader issue. we've been working on more on a state-by-state basis within wind stream. the usta involved in that, carrying on dialogue with the fcc on how we help there, but there's a lot of work to do that. >> host: paul gardner -- or jeff gardner, when it comes to mobile broadband, is that included in the access america plan, the broadband plan? >> guest: it is. i mean they contemplate all ki
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